Course overview

Level 1 Pathway Certificate into Beauty Therapy City of Bristol College

This 30 week course gives you a qualification in Level 1 Introduction to Beauty Therapy.

It will help you build the foundations to begin an exciting career.

You will learn all about the requirements for working in the beauty industry and its exciting opportunities.

You will work in our modern working salons, to practice your skills in a realistic environment.

You will develop the knowledge and skills you need for the next level of learning or employment.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for 19+

If you have a passion for working with people and you are keen to develop your knowledge of the beauty industry, then this is for you.

What you'll learn

This level 1 course will give you basic knowledge, skills and experience in beauty.

In this course, you will also learn: 

  • Build your confidence
  • Communication Skills when working with clients 
  • Different aspects of beauty
  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Skin care
  • Basic Make-up application
  • Nail art application
  • Providing basic manicure treatment
  • Providing basic Pedicure treatment
  • Follow Health and safety in the salon
  • Salon reception duties
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

Students are expected to have all treatments performed on them by other students.

Course entry requirements

 E3 Maths and English or Working towards a level 1 functional skills or Grade 2 GCSE Maths and English.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Discover the exciting world of beauty therapy with our hands on course.

Dive into engaging units that combine theory and practical assessments.

Our well designed curriculum ensures a balanced learning experience covering essential knowledge and skills for the entry level of beauty therapy.

Collaborate with peers practicing and modelling on each other for level 1 treatments that prepares you for success for level 2 and beyond.

Future career and study opportunities

This qualification opens doors to allow you to progress onto level 2 beauty therapy or cosmetic make-up.

With these level 2 qualifications you can work in a beauty salon, become self employed or advance to level 3.

Additional costs

You will need to buy the college uniform and a beauty therapy kit that costs approximately £200.

If you are on a limited income you maybe eligible to receive help with these costs from our learner support funding bursary.

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